The voice of Randy Travis is one of the few that makes me shiver.
He had a stroke many years ago, but that didn’t stop him from giving a stunning performance of “Amazing Grace” performance in honour of George Jones, a fellow country music performer.
At the Grand Ole Opry, the legendary performer was backlit by blue and purple lighting as she paid homage to the recently deceased George Jones.
Travis’s wife, Mary, has been candid about her husband’s challenging stroke and how Travis’s devoted supporters have helped him through this time.
Due to viral cardiomyopathy complications, Randy Travis was taken to a Dallas hospital on a crucial day in July 2013. He required brain surgery following a stroke, which caused him to lose consciousness. The doctors gave the country and gospel music legend a poor prognosis, estimating that his chances of survival were only 1% to 2%.
There was little point in continuing their efforts to keep him alive.
His wife, Mary Davis Travis, had the choice of simply turning off the life support and allowing her husband to fall asleep. The doctors questioned her directly. What was it that she wanted to achieve?
She, on the other hand, decided to ignore them all. She decided against following conventional wisdom and disregarded expert medical advice.
The experts said there was only a 2% chance of survival, but Mary knew her husband was a fighter. She tried to turn the respirators off but couldn’t.
I prayed fervently, ‘God, please let me have him back, any manner, shape, or form,'” May reportedly recalled telling USA Today.
Mary never considered turning off Randy’s machines while he was still in a coma and entangled in a bed of wires, even though her husband was essentially just skin and bones.
Then, one day, the miracle happened. Randy then opened his eyes.
“We are blessed. We are happy where we are. We don’t know what God has in store for us after this healing is over. Our current song is one of gratitude and gratitude for where we are, she said. “We are happy to serve wherever there is a need for us to do so. He would, of course, adore going back there again someday. We feel incredibly fortunate to be in our current situation and are living it up.
After his stroke, Randy was forced to use a wheelchair, but he is now making progress and can travel short distances on his own. Additionally, he started playing the guitar and continues to have a deep love and passion for music.
After regaining his walking ability, he was honoured with induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016.
Anyone familiar with Randy is aware of his colourful past. His wife claims that he has both had a challenging and beautiful life.
If the performance below is any indication, Travis, who is still struggling with aphasia, has been praying to return to his previous brilliance.
After watching it, kindly share your thoughts on Travis’ performance and recovery.
He carried out this action following a stroke. Is amazing. This still gives me the shivers, Mr Travis, and you are an extremely talented person. You can hear and see his pain, so I hope for his quick recovery.